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Louis Prima

Louis Prima – Spotlight Bands 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Prima Band with Lily Ann Carol, vocals – January 1946 – Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands – MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are many purists who would strongly object to Louis Prima being referred to as a Jazz musician. Truths to tell, a lot of his popularity early-on...

Terry Reid - Unsung Hero

Terry Reid – In Session 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Terry Reid – In Session for Beat Club – Dec. 31, 1969 – RBB Berlin Terry Reid tonight. Probably more well known by fans as “the man who turned down Led Zeppelin” than for the actual artist himself, Terry Reid was a well respected and moderately successful artist in his...

Vittorio Giannini – A World Premier 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Vittorio Giannini – A World Premier 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Vittorio Giannini – An Opera Ballet (World Premier) San Francisco Symphony – Edwin MacArthur, cond. – August 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Vittorio Giannini – a name mostly forgotten, but one of the leading lights of the Neo-Romantic movement in American classical music in the early and...

The Pretenders – Live At Montreux 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Pretenders – Live At Montreux 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

– The Pretenders – In Concert From Montreux 1987 – RTS-Swiss Radio July 7, 1987 – Keeping up the festive weekend with a concert by The Pretenders from Montreux in 1987. In the middle of the then-controversial Get Close Tour, this version of the Pretenders featured a different lineup than...

Cancer Scares And Campaign Trails – August 18, 2000

Cancer Scares And Campaign Trails – August 18, 2000

– CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – August 18, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day 15 years ago it was Campaign 2000 in full swing. With Al Gore consummating the nomination the previous night, he set out to do some one-on-one campaigning on the Mississippi....

The Waitresses – Live At The Bottom Line – 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Waitresses – Live At The Bottom Line – 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Waitresses, live at The Bottom Line, New York – March 2, 1982 – WNEW-FM Although they were together for a comparatively short period of time (1978-1984), and really had only one hit, The Waitresses were one...

Stan Kenton – Live From Steel Pier, Atlantic City – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Stan Kenton – Live From Steel Pier, Atlantic City – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Stan Kenton – live at Steel Pier, New Jersey – Sept. 21, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As the era of the Big-Band began to fade, a lot of effort was put in to reinventing the...

Ted Heath Big Band – 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Ted Heath Big Band – 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC International Bandstand – Ted Heath – March 2, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A slight stretch this week, but not all that much when you think about it. This week it’s British Bandleader Ted Heath in...

Lionel Hampton’s All-Star Band – Live In Berlin – 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Lionel Hampton All-Stars – Live in Berlin – November 3, 1979 – RBB Berlin Jumping into some Big Band Jazz this weekend by way of the legendary Lionel Hampton and his All-Stars. And All-Star ain’t no lie....